This is the big news I promised you from my last post. We have decided to sell the farm and now have it listed with a realty company. We have been at the farm this past week getting the farm ready to sell and looking at other farms. The more I learn about farming the more I realize that our current land would only be good for just a few head of cattle and probably not much more then that, I want to raise more then just a few. Our ground is more suited as a recreational property. I have been thinking about this for a while and have been batting this back and forth since the first of the year. I am still not a 100% sure I will go through with this and this has been driving my wife crazy. I still want to farm 3 years from now, it is just a matter of finding a piece of ground that will be better suited for farming. This is a result of me not knowing what I was doing when I bought the farm with no farming experience. I am not going to pretend I now know a lot about farming… I am still just a beginner, but I now know more than I did when I bought our current place and hopefully I won’t make the same mistakes.
This will be an exciting time as we look for another farm and we promise to share it all with you and do posts of the farms we look at. We would also love to get your input as we go along, to help point out things that novices like us might not have considered. We will be looking for a farm that has better pasture ground with a house already on it, and with mature trees by the house. These are the things that we don’t like about our current place. What we do like about our current place is the timber for hunting and the pond and creeks on the property, these will also be things the new farm must have.
I realize that we will probably have to take on some debt to get the place we want, and this is what scares me. I still may decide that we are not ready to do that, so I warn you before hand. So please stay tuned to see what happens next.